Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Unconvincing champions not easy to trust

Chelsea v Crystal Palace: Unconvincing champions not easy to trust

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has allayed fears over the long-term health of N'Golo Kante and insisted the France midfielder is "fine". [Andros] Townsend for me is a really good player, Benteke... there are many good players in their squad. Olivier Giroud is also off the mark for the Blues and will eager for an opportunity to get some more goals under his belt against the lowly Eagles.

Patrick van Aanholt grabbed a consolation in stoppage time but it mattered little in the grand scheme of things and Chelsea moved to within two points of fourth-placed Tottenham ahead of their trip to Bournemouth on Sunday.

Conte will have been delighted to have N'Golo Kante available for selection after the France worldwide midfielder was ruled out of the defeat with the Citizens last weekend after suffering from bouts of fainting.

Antonio Conte's side is locked with Barcelona at 1-1 heading into the second leg on Wednesday. The Eagles are 18th at the moment, one point shy of safety behind 17th-place Southampton.

They have lost four of their last five league games; as many defeats as in their previous 30 matches.

"It's all about timing for Palace".

"This win was very important", Conte said.

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Against Manchester United and Palace Willian completed eight dribbles in each match, having not completed over seven in any other Premier League game this season.

"We have to show great resilience". We need to have a good performance, to get three points.

After a brief rally following the appointment of Roy Hodgson, Palace are once again struggling to pick up wins in the league.

Chelsea manager, Antonio Conte, has warned his side that forward, Wilfried Zaha is not the only unsafe player Crystal Palace possess.

They nearly added a fourth on the stroke of half-time, but Tomkins made a brilliant intervention on the line to deny Giroud at the end of an exceptional move.

After successive starts against Spurs and United, a third could follow at Chelsea, and Hodgson hopes we are witnessing the start of a promising Premier League career. Tiemoue Bakayoko could return from his calf problem, but he'll have to pass a late fitness test. David Luiz, Ethan Ampadu and Ross Barkley are all expected to miss out, but the latter may be back sooner than his counterparts.

Meanwhile, Palace will be battling time as Wilfried Zaha and Mamadou Sakho are both game-time decisions for the visitors.

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